Amla is a fruit that grows in India and that has been used since ancient times as a healing remedy and elixir of long life. Let's find out about the properties and how to use it.
Amla is a plant that produces fruits used as a natural remedy in Ayurvedic medicine for over 5000 years in India. The traditional Indian name is Amalaki, while its botanical scientific name is Emblica officinalis.
In India it is considered an essential healthy plant for the well-being, so much so that it is contained in 50% of the curative recipes of Ayurvedic medicine and it is one of the essential ingredients for long-life elixirs.
According to Ayurvedic medicine, amla gives balance to the body and serves precisely to give well-being to all 3 doshas. These doshas are the three constitutions that a human body can have, three different types of people who therefore have different remedies and tips to achieve well-being.
However, the amla manages to be an excellent remedy to rebalance all three types of doshas. In fact, amla is a panacea for all diseases and it is considered the best rasayana in India. This means that it is the most excellent product to give wellness and health to our body.
What we use of amla
It is mainly used the fruit of amla, which is a transparent yellow berry with green veins. The size is quite small so it is called "Indian gooseberry" but we can also say that it is quite similar to the ancient wild plum.
However all parts of the alma plant are used as natural remedies, in fact we can collect its leaves, its roots, its seeds, its bark, and of course its fruits that are used both fresh and dried.
Furthermore, these parts can be transformed by cutting them into smaller pieces up to the powdered form that will be used as a natural supplement.
From the amla we also get a vegetable oil that is used above all to make the hair and the skin soft and shiny.
Composition of the amla
Amla is composed of over 80% of water like many fruits, and it also contains carbohydrates, proteins and fibers.
Amla also contains 20 times the amount of vitamin C compared to the classic oranges.
Although little known in Europe, this fruit is the richest source of vitamin C that exists in the world. Moreover, a good advantage for the amla is that when its fruit is dried it does not lose the presence of vitamin C because in its phytocomplex it also contains other active ingredients called tannins that are able to preserve vitamin C even during a possible cooking of the fruit.
The amla is also rich in mineral salts such as potassium, sodium, manganese and iron. The presence of this last mineral associated with vitamin C makes the amla excellent for a perfect synergy that is created between these two elements that make their absorption and their metabolization faster and qualitatively better by the body.